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THE LIFE AND WORK OF YURI DOMBROVSKY (1909-1978):  THE UNKNOWN GREAT WRITER OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE 
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

THE LIFE AND WORK OF YURI DOMBROVSKY (1909-1978):  THE UNKNOWN GREAT WRITER OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE 

David Brummell will give a talk about the life and work of Yuri Dombrovsky (1909 -1978). Yuri Dombrovsky is comparatively unknown in the West. However, his two main literary works, The Keeper of Antiquities, and its sequel, the Faculty of Useless Knowledge, along with Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak and The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, stand as the greatest achievements of Russian literature of the 20th century.  This event is organised by Pushkin Club and all are welcome.

In English, with a recital of Dombrovsky's poems in Russian and English translation

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ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS: Stories from twenty-first century Russia
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS: Stories from twenty-first century Russia

Join us for an evening with one of Russia’s best contemporary writers Maxim Osipov, who lives and practices medicine in a town ninety miles outside Moscow. He will speak about his new book Rock, Paper, Scissors and Other Stories. In the tradition of Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams, he draws on his experiences in medicine to write stories of great subtlety and striking insight. With translator Alex Fleming. This event is organised by Pushkin Club and all are welcome.

In English

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They also made us work: Russian peasants' memories of war, occupation, and the Holocaust
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

They also made us work: Russian peasants' memories of war, occupation, and the Holocaust

Join us for an evening with Alexander Nakhimovsky who will speak about the language of the Soviet peasantry and what it reveals of their world view.  All through the Soviet period up to the 1980s, the peasantry was one of the most censored topics in scholarly and political discourse. Only in the 1990s were the constraints lifted. Scores of researchers--linguists, ethnographers, historians, and sociologists—at once started looking for, and recording, peasants who remembered pre-kolkhoz life and language. Alexander Nakhimovsky has a forthcoming book on the language and history of the Russian peasantry. This event is organised by Pushkin Club and all are welcome.

In English

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Political prisoners and other victims of repression in Russia, yesterday and today: Forms of Moral Resistance
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Political prisoners and other victims of repression in Russia, yesterday and today: Forms of Moral Resistance

An evening with Russian human rights activist and publicist Elena Sannikov who will be speaking about repression in Russia and some of the most interesting and remarkable stories and individuals to be found among those imprisoned for their political views or religious beliefs. This event is organised by Pushkin Club and all are welcome.

In Russian with English translation

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More Than a Black Square: the Art of Kazimir Malevich: talk by Robert Chandler
Sep
2
7:30 PM19:30

More Than a Black Square: the Art of Kazimir Malevich: talk by Robert Chandler

Come and hear Robert Chandler talk about the paintings of Kazimir Malevich, one of the boldest innovators in twentieth-century art, either before or after you get to the great exhibition at Tate Modern. Malevich is known, above all, for his “Black Square” (1915) and the brilliantly coloured geometric paintings he termed Suprematist.  We now have the chance to see in this illustrated talk, to open the new Pushkin Club season, that he created equally great work in many other styles.

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MONTHLY COLLABORATIVE TRANSLATION WORKSHOP WITH ROBERT CHANDLER
Jul
22
7:30 PM19:30

MONTHLY COLLABORATIVE TRANSLATION WORKSHOP WITH ROBERT CHANDLER

Literary translation, for some reason, is often seen as a solitary activity. A collaborative approach, however, is as helpful as it is enjoyable. All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this monthly Russian-to-English translation workshop. Participants should have fluent English and a good reading knowledge of Russian.

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Monthly Collaborative Translation Workshop with Robert Chandler
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

Monthly Collaborative Translation Workshop with Robert Chandler

Literary translation, for some reason, is often seen as a solitary activity. A collaborative approach, however, is as helpful as it is enjoyable. All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this monthly Russian-to-English translation workshop. Participants should have fluent English and a good reading knowledge of Russian.

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Mikhail Shishkin at Pushkin Club
May
20
7:30 PM19:30

Mikhail Shishkin at Pushkin Club

In English

In a fitting tribute to the Pushkin Club's 60th anniversary this year, we are delighted to welcome one of today's greatest Russian writers to Pushkin House. Shishkin will discuss literature and politics in contemporary Russia, talk us through his own work and read excerpts in English translation. He will also discuss the use and misuse of language, and how literary and political texts work together and interact in today's Russia.

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Andrei Sinyavsky and the Legacy of Soviet Dissident
May
6
7:30 PM19:30

Andrei Sinyavsky and the Legacy of Soviet Dissident

In Russian

A Pushkin Club event: all are welcome.

The show-trial in 1965-66 of controversial самиздать authors Andrei Sinyavsky (pen-name Abram Tertz) and Iuli Daniel (pen-name Arshak) marked the end of Khrushchev’s thaw and the beginning of the Soviet dissident movement. Critic and journalist Natalya Rubinstein tells their story.

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Collaborative Translation Workshop with Robert Chandler
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Collaborative Translation Workshop with Robert Chandler

Literary translation, for some reason, is often seen as a solitary activity. A collaborative approach, however, is as helpful as it is enjoyable. All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this monthly Russian-to-English translation workshop. Participants should have fluent English and a good reading knowledge of Russian.

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